Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Simple Things In Life

Hello! I love to make shaped cards.....they are so fun and easy! I made this for a co-worker's birthday....she doesn't like to be "fussed over" on her birthday, so I kept it "simple" with very few "doo-dads"!

Today's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Kathy Bradley aka 101Airborne ......check out her fabbie gallery HERE. I just loved this shaped card plus the blue and yellow color combination. I kept the color scheme, but used different dies. If you'd like to learn how to make shaped cards using cutting dies, check out the tutorial I wrote for Our Daily Bread designs HERE.

I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
The Our Daily Bread designs 'Shining The Light Challenge': H-E-A-R-T recipe...E=embossing (with die), R=ribbon, and T=three layers;
The Play Date Cafe color challenge of blues and yellow;
Speedy Fox Challenge: make a shaped card;
The Crafty Pad; Letter 'B' Challenge = blue!!;
Stampin Sisters In Christ: make a 'happy' card.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Little Things';
Cardstock: SU Brocade Blue and Whisper White;
Designer paper: Basic Grey 'Picadilly';
Ink: SU Daffodil Delight and Brocade Blue;
Accessories: Spellbinders Blossom 3 Dies, Zva Creative Pearls, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist (it's camera shy!), Bow Easy, May Arts Satin Ribbon, sponge daubers, foam tape;
Size: 4-1/2 x 4-1/2.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God bless!


Pat Garvin said...

Lovely. Great colors. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Lisa said...

This is just SO beautiful Angella! Wonderful card!

Wendy M said...

This is a beautiful card Angella. Great colours which really suit the design. :D

Jonia said...

Another beauty Angie! I am loving shaped cards also and love this shape! The pearls around the center are just perfect. Love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, this seems like a perfect card for someone who doesn't want to be fussed over, and yet you want to make a 'little' fuss. ;) THe details are what make this special: the shaped card, the pretty paper, the die cut sentiment which is sponged. So beautiful!

Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Angie, this is simply elegant!! I just love the shape and your choice of colors and papers. The yellow and blue is such a great combo!! I am sure your friend loves it!! Thanks for supporting and sharing your creation with the Shining the Light challenge my friend!! You are d bomb!!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful card, Angie! Lovely shape and bow.

Miesje said...

Love it Angie - made me smile! I really like the shape and the colors. So glad you could join us again this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Jen Adcock said...

I had no idea how lovely that Spellbinders Die was. Straight onto my wishlist now thanks to your crafty self. Love the challenge colors as you have used them here. So Retro-riche! What a charming card.

Kelley said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh La La! This is so elegant! I love the shape and the sentiment is just lovely! Thank you for sharing and playing this week at The Crafty Pad :)